Experts Testify Delta tunnels are ‘poor investment for Bay Area'

On March 11 several experts testified at a San Francisco hearing that the Water Fix, a proposal to build two huge tunnels to divert water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the Bay Estuary, would be detrimental to the Bay Area’s environment and economy, including the region’s tourism and fishing industries. The potential effects of the tunnels proposal, and other pending decisions in the Delta, on San Francisco and the Bay Area was the topic of discussion at the hearing of the Senate Select Committee on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, chaired by Senator Wolk. Read the press release about the hearing HERE. See the full agenda HERE.

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Legislators oppose petition to change water rights, divert more water from Delta

October 05, 2016

Say proposal would be ‘catastrophic’ for Delta ecosystem, agriculture and fishing

(SACRAMENTO, CA)– Late yesterday state legislators called upon the State Water Resources Control Board to reject a petition to change water rights that would reduce fresh water flows to the Delta as part of the controversial WaterFix proposal, a move the lawmakers say will cause catastrophic damage to the environment and economies of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and San Francisco Bay region.

Governor signs bill to provide disadvantaged communities safe, affordable drinking water

September 28, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA)–Today Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a measure by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to help failing public water systems provide services in disadvantaged communities throughout California.

Wolk’s Senate Bill 552 enables the state to contract with third party administrators with the expertise to help provide customers of these failing water systems with safe and affordable drinking water.

Governor signs bill enabling sale of UC Davis wine

September 26, 2016

Prevents waste of student-made wine, creates revenue for university

(Sacramento, CA)-Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday signed into law legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) enabling UC Davis’s Viticulture and Enology Department to sell wine made by its students, which was otherwise being discarded.